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Backyards to Big Leagues

Organized sports leagues have been popular in Nepean since the late 19th century. This exhibit explored the history of Nepean’s community leagues and clubs, and discovered the athletes who went on to play for professional and national sports teams.

 

The Art of collecting

Do you have a passion for collecting? It seems many people do! This exhibit featured collections loaned by local residents. Some of the collections were all about memories – souvenirs and photos collected from travels and events. Other objects reflected personal interests, be it sports, military history or a love of Jane Austen. Still other collections come about as a result of a talent for making things. These were represented by exquisitely costumed Barbie dolls dressed in handmade, beaded and crocheted dresses, as well as paper sculpture.

Korea: a Soldier's Story

This exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the onset of the Korean War. On display will be objects recently donated by Mr. Harold True who enlisted for Canada’s first United Nations peacekeeping mission. Featured in the display is his personal tale of his experiences in a foreign country as well as how he met his wife of 56 years while in Korea.

out of the vault

This exhibit offered visitors the chance to explore artifacts from our 20,000 item collection!

voices of the town

This travelling exhibit took a unique look at Vaudeville in Canada. Special attention was given to Nepean's own vaudeville stage in Britannia!

Remembering the Battle of Hong Kong

 

November 2011 - December 2012

Canada’s role in the Pacific during the Second World War may have been minor, but for the 1, 975 Canadian soldiers that served in the battle of Hong Kong, it was as grim a battle as any ever fought. This exhibit explores the Battle of Hong Kong through the eyes of a Nepeanite who fought and survived this almost forgotten part of WWII.

A Helping Hand

 

November 2011 - April 2012

This exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the Bells Corners Legion by celebrating the service organizations work within the community. The Bells Corners Branch has been an active force by providing services to local veterans, senior’s homes, local schools and cadet groups. Numerous donations have been made to local charities and hospitals over the years through the poppy campaign.

our neighbourhoods, our community

 

May 2010 - August 2012

The true telling of a town is not always found in maps or statistics. The Nepean Museum has tapped into the memories of the community to find out what life was like in the different parts of Nepean over the years.